We’re insanely proud to say that today, some 8 years after first opening our doors, we’re one of the West Coast’s—and Iowa’s!—favorite families of medical and recreational dispensaries. We knew it would take a lot of hard work, and we also knew that we’d need great vendors and partners to make it all happen.
From time to time, we like to bring your attention to those incredible people working hard to bring the absolute finest cannabis we can source to you. Today’s featured guest is Korova, an Oakland-based company who got their start making unbelievably potent edibles. These days, they’re also providing us with excellent flower and prerolls. But for Korova, it all began with those incredible edibles.
Korova: Start With the Dough
Like us, Korova’s roots were humble. Their story starts with founder Joe Gerlach rolling out balls of dough by hand in his kitchen before taking the plunge to enter the wild and woolly cannabis industry in 2010. The company’s name and its infamous logo—a three-eyed cow in a bowler hat—is a winking reference to the 1971 dystopian crime film A Clockwork Orange.
From the start, Korova was intent on making superlative edibles with a focus on high potency. Make that extreme high potency; before the state tightened its cannabis restrictions with the start of 2018, California residents could still buy Korova’s Black Bar, most potent edible yet devised containing a whopping 1,000 mg of THC. (It’s still available in Arizona.)
The idea wasn’t to eat it all in one sitting (or two, or three or four) but for those with serious medical needs to have a highly potent, go-to edible to help manage their symptoms and conditions. Additionally, those able to pace themselves—always a challenge around delicious baked goods—could have a week’s- or month’s-long supply at hand in their refrigerator.
These days, Korova’s most popular edible may be the “Saturday Morning Cookie,” a fun-loving (and highly potent) riff on the simple pleasures of eating breakfast cereal packed with tiny marshmallows and the dreamy euphoria of a truly excellent edible.
Korova: Our Favorite Products
Of course, we’ll always love Korova for their edibles, but we’re truly excited by their newer flower and preroll options. As always, check our live menu before you head down to the dispensary, as products this great can sell out quickly!
This tantalizing hybrid follows in the footsteps of its “parents” Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. You may just fall in love with the fruity, dessert-like and seriously delicious aroma. Gelato is also lovely to look at, with dark purple buds set off by bright orange hairs and a generous dusting of potent crystalline resin.
Black Bar Bites
An homage to the original (and fiercely potent) Black Bar, these dense, chewy brownie bites deliver a respectable 10mg of THC per cookie. Look for a calming, euphoric ride (which you may want to counterbalance with an iced coffee!).
Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
Made from an award-winning recipe, these crunchy little numbers are seriously dangerous to keep around (not that they tend to last!). Look for a brown sugar, butter-and-chocolate hit that makes it one of the best and most popular edibles we’ve yet found.
Ready to experience Korova for yourself? Find your closest California dispensary below.